First Nations Language Dictionary : iOS & Android

Stoney Language Dictionary Mobile App

Dictionary mobile application development with custom administrative back-end.

As featured on the CBC
The Stoney Language mobile app displayed on 2 devices
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"We created a mobile archive of thousands of words, meanings, and spoken pronunciations. A special Word of the Day feature entices users to revisit and interact with the app, in order to learn on a daily basis."

- Managing Partner, AIVIA Inc.

Case Study Stoney Language Dictionary Cross-Platform Mobile Application

Versions Developed

1.0 - 2.1


  • Word of the day push notifications
  • Search in Stoney or English
  • Web-based CMS allows administators to continually add new words to the dictionary
  • Culturally sensitive content only available to approved members
  • Audio pronunciation guides recorded by Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation's Elders

Skillsets Used

  • Swift for iOS
  • Kotlin for Android
  • PHP for the administrative CMS


Alexis Nakota Education approached Aivia with an idea for a Stoney language dictionary for mobile devices. The Alexis people are fully trained to administer and update the library database archive and the user access system.

The app has been well received by the community with 4.8/5 stars on the App Store and a feature on the CBC.

Screen Gallery

  • The Stoney Language Dictionary home screen
  • The Stoney Language Dictionary search screen
  • The Stoney Language Dictionary app's definition page for aba/some with a picture of a hand holidng various small items
  • The Stoney Language Dictionary app's about page

Created in tandem with Alexis Education

Intuitive user interface

Searchable by word (in Stoney or English) or category

Definition pages contain audio pronunciation, translations, categories, and a representative photo

One-on-one technical training provided to Alexis Education staff, as well as ongoing technical support.